Nolan No More at FC Elmstead


FC Elmstead have announced the departure of manager Peter Nolan after three seasons in charge of the club.

Elmstead just missed out on a play-off place after finishing 6th in the First Division table this season.

“Peter Nolan will be standing down from his position as FC Elmstead first team manager,” said a club statement.

“Peter was given a three-year project to improve the playing side. Each year we saw steady progression with it culminating this season just missing out on a play-off place and reaching the Semi-Final of the London Senior Trophy.

“Our thanks to Peter for moving us on a level and introducing some great players to the club.

“Peter would like to seek new opportunities in non-league and stands down with our blessing.

“We as a club are currently not inviting applications for the management role at this time. We ask all interested parties to keep an eye on upcoming announcements regarding the role.

“We as a club remain committed to the progression of FC Elmstead on and off the pitch.”

The announcement was made just after Elmstead concluded their season with a 4-2 win at Faversham Strike Force.

“I have stepped down from my role as first team manager of FC Elmstead after three seasons,” added Nolan.

“I would firstly like to thank Dean Rose, Alex White, Ryan Watts and Paul Cook, who make up my management team.

“I could not have managed over 100 competitive fixtures without them by my side and count myself lucky to have managed for three seasons with such a great group of people.

“Secondly, I would like to thank Fabio Rossi. Fabio gave my management team and I our first opportunity at this level and I will be forever grateful for his trust and support throughout the tenure.

“Lastly, I would like to thank each and every player who represented FC Elmstead during my tenure. No matter how many fixtures you were involved in, each person played a significant part in my chapter at FC Elmstead.

“Despite over the past two seasons just missing out on a play-off place, I am proud of our achievements at FC Elmstead and I believe we can evidence the club’s progression over the past three seasons.

“I am hopeful that another opportunity will present itself in non-league football for myself. However, it is time for someone else to create a new history at FC Elmstead and drive the club forward.”